about mack & jane

 

As a child growing up in the suburbs of  Washington, D.C.., painting, drawing and making things from bits and bobs was my idea of fun. Not much has changed. Although I did not initially  make my living as an artist, (I  was a lawyer in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), several years ago I decided to devote serious time to my love of jewelry design. Sort of a now or never moment. With my husband's encouragement and my passion for design, Mack & Jane was born.

My pieces reflect my love of symmetry, texture and all things sophisticated.  Each piece is crafted in my studio outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania using meticulously selected gems and findings.  All leather is imported from Europe and is fine nappa, haircalf, embossed or braided.  Embellishments and charms are brass, gold or silver plated, vermeil or sterling , depending upon the particular embellishment.  Clasps are gold or silver plated, and many are imported from Europe.  Chain and  earwires are gunmetal, silver or gold plated.

My design process is an ever-evolving exploration and one that I enjoy tremendously.  As you browse through the website, I hope you find pieces that you love.  Thanks for stopping by!